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#314 of 331 Want your thoughts on problems with 2004 Civic
Jul 04, 2010 (7:22 am)
I have a 2004 Honda Civic EX with 140,000 miles. Its been a great car for several years but over the last month it has shown a significant loss in power and has begun to skip horribly while driving it which has grown progressively worse over time. It idles fine though. Also, when I get up to 3500 to 4000 rpms I hear a horrible either vibration or exhaust leak in the engine (under the hood) on the driver's side. I did have to replace the alternator and battery last year. The alt. belt was replaced too but not tightened and by the time I was able to get back to tighten it, I was told I now need a new belt. I still have to do that. It has also never had a tune up though I have kept up with the oil changes. I plan to get the tune up but I'm trying to figure out if that may solve my problems or if it could be something else and, if so, what....
#315 of 331 03 civic Steering wheel and whole car shakes!
Sep 07, 2010 (3:18 pm)
i have an 03 lx 4dr automatic with about 100,000 mi. whenever i get to about 60mph, the steering column, dash, and what feels like the whole car, starts shaking. the shaking continues when I get up to about 80mph. does anyone know what could be causing this issue? please help.
thanks, in advance.
#316 of 331 Re: 2008 Honda Civic [csween]
Nov 20, 2010 (8:34 am)
My 2007 civic burns through front brakes in less than 10,000 miles also. Les Schwab said the only case they saw this bad was a mail man using car for delivering mail!
Nobody can figure out what's wrong. There's talk it must be a design problem but I can't find many others with the problem.
#317 of 331 Re: 2008 Honda Civic [larryl2]
Nov 22, 2010 (4:21 pm)
Sounds like only the front brakes are working and not the rears. Without looking at it, I would suggest it's either the master cylinder or metering/proportioning valve not providing the correct pressure to the rear brakes. On occasion, I've seen rear wheel cylinders (and adjustment mechanisms) sieze up but not on a vehicle only 3 years old and I'm pretty sure you have 4 wheel discs so no mechanical "adjustment mechanisms". So, I'm guessing it's a hydraulic malfunction. If your front brake rotors aren't warped yet, they will be because of the heat. You should approach a dealer or better yet, Honda directly and provide them with receipts etc.
#318 of 331 Re: Engine Races after sitting in stop and go traffic..transmission problem? [stlouisjoe]
Jan 28, 2011 (7:07 pm)
identical problem with my 2008 civic ex. i was traveling on the freeway when the car just stops accelerating. fortunately it found gear and i wasnt involved in an accident. this has happened several times and the dealer will not replace the tranny because they cannot reproduce the problem at the dealer to generate the proper codes. although the mechanic took it for a spin and it did happen again, but at the dealer it wont do it again. very frustrating and dangerous. I will OWN Honda if i am injured because of this problem. anyone else with this problem??
#319 of 331 Outside temp readout for LX-S
Jan 29, 2011 (4:50 am)
Does anyone know of any website or Honda's part number for outside temp sensor & harness. The EX-L has this feature but not the EX or LX versions.
I almost certain that the bulk wiriing harness and even the IP read out pin connector head are all the same and the EX-L just has the temp sensor/harness that somewhere connects to main wiring harness.
It is too bad that Honda keeps this important feature to their cars with leather seats, when everone else offers it in their base models.
#320 of 331 Re: Outside temp readout for LX-S [jodar96]
Jan 29, 2011 (5:22 am)
Don't know about that individual part, but schematics/diagrams are provided for various subcategories at this website. Prices are very reasonable versus retail and John/JP is very eager to help.
Jan 29, 2011 (10:12 am)
Having a clearish sugary sticky liquid coming out by the front drivers side tire area...any idea what this is? Mine is an '06 model, but basically the same car.Looks to be one of the fluids...just not sure which one. Car is over 4 years old but doesn't have much mileage, under 31k, due to not driving much.
Any help with this matter would be helpful. Plan to take it into my mechanic on Monday morning.
#322 of 331 MILEAGE DROPPED LIKE A STONE
Jan 03, 2012 (1:38 pm)
I bought a used 2008 Civic. The dealer put on crappy tires so at 38,000 miles I replaced all tires with new Michelin. They were the recommended size and are properly installed and inflated. The same day they were installed my mileage dropped from 40 mpg Hwy to 31 mpg Hwy. The city mileage is even worse. Any ideas would be appreciated as to why this happened. I did take it back to the tire shop that installed the new tires, and they assured me that everything was in order. HELP??!!
#323 of 331 Re: 2008 Civic SI clutch burn out
Jul 09, 2012 (9:24 pm)
I just heard the same crap from the Honda dealer in Anchorage Alaska. I have been driving my 2008 Honda Civic SI for 2 years. Suddenly I get an electical type smell and bring the car immediatly to the dealer. They racked it and said I must have ridden the clutch too long but said everything looked normal and fine. Less then a week later the clutch started slipping and the clutch was "completely burned up". I had the car towed into the dealership and now I'm being told it is not covered by my extended warrenty because 'I was at fault' " I have been driving manual vehicals for over 40 years and never once have I burned out a clutch. I drove one little manual Ford Exp well over 150,000 miles and never once had a clutch issue. So what have recourse has anyone had? I'm am being told it's not going to be covered by my warrenty because it's "my fault". Of course that is typical but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.